Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Practice Guidance 1 - Using the National Practice Model

The National Practice Model seeks to support practitioners to consider ways to improve wellbeing outcomes for a child or young person

Practice Guidance – Using the National Practice Model

This is the first Practice Guidance in a series to help and support practitioners and managers embed and implement Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) into their everyday practice. This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Scottish Government’s GIRFEC Policy Statement, which refreshes our GIRFEC Values and Principles, and the Core Components of the approach.

The Guidance series is designed to provide further information on the key roles of GIRFEC, Assessment of Wellbeing, on how to use the National Practice Model and to guide our practice and provide clarity and confidence in Information sharing.

The Practice Guidance

Practice Guidance 1. Using the National Practice Model

  • Improving outcomes using the Wellbeing Indicators (SHANARRI)
  • Gathering information with the My World Triangle
  • Analysing information with the Resilience Matrix

Practice Guidance 2. The role of the named person

Practice Guidance 3. The role of the lead professional

Practice Guidance 4. Information sharing

The Statutory Guidance

Assessment of Wellbeing – Part 18 (Section 96) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014



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